Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Symphony at Dawn


Across skies, the sun starts to limn
Waking up to a morning hymn
Roosters’ crow and sparrows tweet
In deep slumber, an alarm sweet

Strumming upon the leafy ground
Sweepers crafting a hip sound
Coffee poured and buckets filled
Streams gurgling, dreams fulfilled.

In the kitchen, vessels clang and fall
At a crescendo, milkman starts to call
Telephones ring, radio springs alive
Joggers pant, in harmony all dive.

As the band plays, starts all festivity
From stillness of night, a sudden levity
To awaken me, do thy make all the fuss
In pure merriment, I wake up thus

Fill my ears again, before I yawn
Haunt with visuals of a glorious Eon
From morning dew, a lesson reborn
Learn and listen to symphony at dawn



Reshmi said...

Wonderful Sreejith. You hav a marvellous ability with poetic lines. This should be made a school syllabus poem. And those young ones should nod, show actions and recite. Great..!

Has to be me said...

Good poem & lovely pic. Keep it going!

starry nights said...

Srijith..beautiful I could actually hear the symphony at dawn. very vivid.

Hip Grandma said...

'In the kitchen, vessels clang and fall
At a crescendo, milkman starts to call
Telephones ring, radio springs alive'

All this is very much part of India.I really miss it in USA.no milkman,no vessels clanging, no radio or TV talking to 'itself'.I have 2 more months to go and can't wait to get back!

your poem was good.rekindled memories!


Hey man...You have beautifully meandered this morning time session. Could not help but think of Alfred Lyod Tenneson...Also thought you have the biggest potential and you would be an acclaimed writer one day. This is just so simple and picturscque...Be it an alien or a human who does not know wht morning is like --- they read this poem and they have it all...A time of the day is so well drafted. :)

Velu Nair said...


I have this sudden feeling that enwraps me out of the blue, of having got up from bed, and stretched myself contentedly all ready for a pot of coffee that I am abt to make.


Maya Cassis said...

great lesson in life :)
as always your writing is brimming with a new dawn

priya said...

Finally I cud comment her.
Nice picture and a good poem.

a country fellow said...

aiyyooooo, poetry.

passerby55 said...

"To awaken me, do thy make all the fuss
In pure merriment, I wake up thus ....

"one who does not hesitate to respond to this call.
IS the cornerstone of PEACE"

Srijith, this poem makes...

ONE and Everyone
Awake each day
with a pure symphony ...

It's beautiful to be ALIVE

Gaurav Jain said...

Your poems always have a touch of reality.. the milkman for e.g. and manage to take us to a whole new world at the same time with the choice of words you use.

Nice one!

Helen Wang said...

Indeed a very beautiful picture. Where was it taken?

Srijith Unni said...

@Reshmi : Thanks, for your appreciation.. It might be a bit long for the children.. :) I dont want them cursing me for that..!

@Has to be me : Thanks a lot! Nice to know that you enjoyed reading it.

@Starry Nights: Yeah.. I guessed you would. You have this amazing ability to visualize.. Nice going..

@Hip Grandma : Oh!.. poor you.. Wish you`re back in India soon. Nice to know that your memories were rekindled. Always at your service..

@Scribblez : You never fail to overawe me with your appreciation. You never fail to get me thinking, whether I deserve it.! Anyway, I believe you would have a great role, to play, someday I do become an acclaimed writer.

@Velu : Amazingly well summarized.. :) Thanks for that..!

@Maya Cassis : Where have you been..? I guess you haven`t stopped your pleasure trip yet..!

@Priya : Thanks priya!, for your persistence :)

@Country Fellow : Haa haa..! :) Sorry Buddy.. I`m the mushy kind..!

@Passerby55 : Wow!, you seem to have grasped it rather beautifully, and put in your own words, to give such an exquisite comment.. Thanks..!

@Gaurav Jain: There`s something very inherently beautiful about reality isn`t it..? Thanks for your appreciation.

@Helen Wang : Hi Helen. This was taken in Mahabalipuram, South India, Heritage site. I didn`t take the picture. I found this photo on the net.. Forgot the source.. Shall find out and tell you.

Velu Nair said...



Thats Happy New Year in Malayalam!! Our New Year starts tomorrow, and thought I would wish u a wonderful year ahead!!


Sreejith Kumar said...

Brilliant man! And a captivating pic to go with it! Fantastic overall.......

Srijith Unni said...

@Velu : Thanks a lot, my friend..!
Wish you the same..

@Sreejith : Thanks a bunch for your steady appreciation and encouragement.

Alapana said...

The picture and the words just drag you to the world you described at dawn,i just became a part of it.Well written.

Anonymous said...

wonderful poem.great

Srijith Unni said...

@Alapana : Thanks a lot for your encouraging words..I like dragging people to other worlds and different times.. ;-)

@Anonymous : Thanks for the appreciation, but next time please let me know of your identity.

hillgrandmom said...

very evocative! You can almost hear & see the sounds & sights. Lovely.

Srijith Unni said...

@HillGrandMom : Thanks for your wonderful appreciation..! Do come by often.

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